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Water is Focus of USF's Global Sustainability Master's Program

Brandon Johnson entered the new master's degree program for Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida this fall with plenty of science under his belt. But several weeks into his studies at USF's new program, the 33-year-old marine biologist is learning about other aspects of global sustainability that he'd not considered much before--like public health and anthropology. Johnson is among the 17 inaugural students enrolled in the new master's of arts in global sustainability program through the School of Global Sustainability, which opened earlier this year. The new director of the School, Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy has just joined USF.
The program kicked off in late August with a week-long residency at USF, where students attended lectures, classes, field trips and a reception. The focus of this first class is on water. Field trips included Disney World's sustainability program near Orlando; Tampa Bay Water's seawater desalination plant in south Hillsborough County...